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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 17 17
Current Violations 3 5 8
Initial Penalty $62,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $62,300
Current Penalty $5,750 $0 $0 $4,230 $0 $9,980
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100106 B02 IVB 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,800 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100106 B04 II 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,800 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100106 B04 IVC 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,800 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100106 B04 IVG 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $2,300 $3,325 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100106 B04 IVH 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,800 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Other 19100106 B05 II 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $1,000 $4,275 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 01007 Serious 19100106 B06 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,825 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100106 C02 IV 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $1,150 $3,325 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01009 Other 19100106 E07 IA 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $950 $3,800 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 10. 01010 Serious 19100106 E09 III 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,800 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01011 Other 19100106 H04 IC 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $1,330 $3,800 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 12. 01012 Serious 19100106 H04 IIIB 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,325 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 01013 Serious 19100106 H04 IVA 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $2,300 $3,325 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 01014 Other 19100106 H04 IVB 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,325 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  15. 02001 Other 19100178 C02 IV 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $950 $3,325 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 16. 03001 Serious 19101200 H02 II 08/15/1994 08/18/1994 $0 $3,825 $0 08/25/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 17. 04001 Serious 19100252 A02 VIC 12/12/1994 12/14/1994 $0 $3,825 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14479729 Event: 06/14/1994Employees Injured In Tank Explosion
The employees of two subcontractors were 19 ft above floor level, soldering a condensate line to the vent of two 36,000 lb combustible liquid storage tanks that were in use. One employee was using an acetylene turbo torch. Ink varnish that had just been transferred into the tank was approximately 45 degrees Fahrenheit above its 215 Fahrenheit flash point. Twenty minutes later, during the soldering process, flammable vapors produced by the elevated temperature of the stored combustible liquid (which was mixed elsewhere in the plant) were ignited, causing a flashback in the tank and an explosion. Employee #1, who had not been provided with fall protection, was thrown from the top of the tank to floor. Employee #2 was on a mechanical lift that was next to the tank. Several employees of the link company were affected by the blast and were hospitalized. No precautions had been taken or attempts made to eliminate ignition sources. The tanks were not emptied or inerted. Employees of both subcontractors were unaware of the hazards of combustible liquids and vapors at elevated temperatures.
Keywords: flammable vapors, work rules, storage tank, explosion, combustible liquid, untrained, acetylene torch, soldering torch, construction, high temperature
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119596435 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 119596435 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Mixing and blending machine operators
3 119596435 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Production inspectors, checkers and examiners
4 119596435 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Production inspectors, checkers and examiners
5 119596435 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
6 119596435 Hospitalized injury Concussion Mixing and blending machine operators
7 119596435 Hospitalized injury Concussion Production inspectors, checkers and examiners
8 119596435 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Mixing and blending machine operators

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